Decomposing plastic bags

Well here in our happy abode we’ve been using canvas bags for grocery shopping for a long time, but I never remember to bring them into department stores or when I need to pick up three things from the store on the way home. Then I feel guilty because we all know plastic bags take like 1,000 years to decompose.

That is until 11th grade scientist Daniel Burd figured out how to make them decompose in three months. I’m not sure what number I am more impressed with, three months or 11th grade. This link has a short story about using bacteria to our possible benefit. BTW no turtles were harmed in the writing of this story.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/05/teen-decomposes-plastic-bag-in-three-months.php

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